Fazal Qureshi

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Fazal Qureshi
Born (1961-02-13) 13 February 1961 (age 60)
OriginMumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresHindustani classical music, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Tabla player
InstrumentsTabla, Kanjira
Associated actsZakir Hussain, Mynta, Yogesh Samsi, Alla Rakha

Ustad Fazal Qureshi ( born 13 February 1961) is an Indian tabla player. Born to the tabla player Ustad Allah Rakha,[1] under the guidance of his father/guru, with the inspiration drawn from his brother, Ustad Zakir Hussain, he has also become a tabla player. He has expanded his horizons by being involved with other styles of music of the world especially Jazz and Western classical music, and has performed with many well known Jazz musicians[citation needed]. For the last 16 years he has been associated with Mynta, his world music band based in Sweden. They have performed all over the world and have released six albums. He teaches tabla to students in the Ustad Alla Rakha Institute of Music near Shivaji Park, Dadar.,[2][1]

Personal life[]

Fazal is married to Birwa, an interior designer from school of interior design, CEPT UNI, and a folk dancer.[3] They have a daughter, Alia, who is studying ballet, and a son, Azann, who is learning piano.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Alla Rakha | Indian musician".
  2. ^ "Tabla maestro's music school set to reopen". 6 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b 1951-, Hussain, Zakir. Zakir Hussain : a life in music. Kabir, Nasreen Munni. Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. ISBN 9789352770496. OCLC 1021880009.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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